On This Day

November 17, 1965 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball

Birthdays in Sport

  • Grant Connell, Canadian tennis player who was the world's #1 doubles player in the 1990s, born in Regina Saskatchewan
  • Paul Sorrento, Somerville MA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • Rob Koll, Bellefonte PA, 163 lbs/74 kg freestyle wrestler (Olymp-96)
  • Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1988)